Common synonyms: Besgano, Barbera e Raspo, Lombardesca, Perricone, Gaietto, Ughetta, Pignatello, Barberone

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Piedmont, Italy
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fourth most planted grape in all of Italy. 7th century Lombard historian, Paul the Deacon, wrote that the Lombard troops defeated the Franks at the Battle of Refrancore after getting them schnoggered on the local wine, which was likely Barbera. The jugs had been scattered all over the field and the Franks willingly drank from them, and lost their coordination. 13th century documents from the Casale Monferrato have details of leasing agreements for vineyards planted with “de bons vitibus barbexinis,” which is Barbera. In 1798 Count Novolune, the deputy director of the agrarian society of Turin, named Barbera as one of the grapes in his list of “Vitis vinifera Montisferratensis,” the grapes surrounding Read more »

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  • Elio Altare Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2007


    fairly purple red, cherries and sour cherries, black pepper on the nose, good ... ... refreshing, nice typical Barbera styl Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider

  • Malvira San Michele 2004


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    Wine review by msmudhen

  • Sobon Estate Zinfandel Amador County Hillside Vineyard 2008


    This wine is bright, fresh, hedonistic, and YUMMY. The nose has loads of red fruit and berry flavors with a healthy dose of vanilla. It is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Zinfandels. For this variety it does not deliver tannically, but is nevertheless smooth and well-balanced on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by stellarspellar

  • Boroli Barbera d'Alba 2006


    from epicurious:"Barbera is Italy's most food-friendly red wine type: It's a classic, light-on-its-feet red, able to dance around complicated food-matching problems. Boroli is a small, high-quality producer that houses a hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant called Locanda del Pilone. So the owners clearly know their wine and food. This bottle h... Read More

    Wine review by yasaminb

  • Michele Chiarlo 2006


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    Wine review by mmakhail

  • Damilano Barbera Barbera d'Alba 2007


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    Wine review by GavP

  • Rapet Pere et Fils Barbera d'Alba 2006


    Yellow straw and young mushrooms. Medium bodied with bright acidity and a little bit of tannins on the finish. Needs to age but enjoyable now. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007


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    Wine review by stanhubrio

  • How's it goin', eh? I'm a wannabe wine snob from Toronto, Ontario. I spend a ... Amador County, California barbera! They have the climate and the soil. I had never even heard of the varietal until I tried it. It's up and coming. Mark my words - in five years, you'll be hearing about this stuff. Read More

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  • Mt. Vernon Winery "Cooper Vineyard" Barbera Amador County 2005


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    Wine review by bleuskies

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